Pilophorus cinnamopterus (Kirschbaum, 1856) 
A rare species nationally, but there are surprisingly three records from Nottinghamshire, where the first county record seems to be from Spalford Warren in 2002 (Kirby, P.) from Clumber Park in 2003 (Binding, A. and Binding, A.E.) and the one's below, found on Pine scrub at Vexation Lane near Rufford in August 2021 (Pendleton, T.A.). Pilophorus cinnamopterus is one of several similar species, closely resembling and behaving like Ants.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pilophorus cinnamopterus    
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated August 2021

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